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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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Thank you ... you have said nothing that I did not expect.

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Thank you ... you have said nothing that I did not expect. And he's a Golden Retriever, not a Lab. He is still eating what I prepare, i.e. Chicken & dumplings; Chicken & mashed potatoes & hepatic presciption canned food. We (my vet & I) did x-rays this
past Friday July 10th & the probable tumor on his spleen was seen for the first time. I was prepare prior to that visit to let him go, however after conversing with the vet & our lack of options, he & I decided that as long as he is functional, to let him
stay with me longer. My concern is the quality of his life NOW. He follows me everywhere (I have 4 dogs) & will either sit or lie down & just stare at me. He has already had 1 tumor removed from his neck (non-malignant) 2 yrs ago. His eyes are sad. And no
longer enjoys the outdoors. His gums (using the How are your dog's gums for dummies), as I mentioned are sticky and pale which usually indicates bleeding internally or externally ... of which I can rule out the latter. So, I suppose I am concerned for a reason.
He just lifted his head to vertical position & he starts panting again. There is clear drool around his mouth (lower jaw).
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.
I will close this second question so we keep our conversation up on the original box. Regards, ***** *****